Vicious Fishes Taproom & Kitchen

132 S Fuquay Ave, Fuquay-Varina NC 27526
$ American

We’re a craft brewery focused on juicy, balanced IPAs, deliciously fruited sours and clean German lagers. We host three locations in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Our brewery and taproom is located in Angier, NC. Our taproom & kitchen in downtown Fuquay-Varina is a gastropub offering eclectic and adventurous pub fare. Our Apex, NC location is a taproom and coffee shop and features expansive outdoor space for kids and dogs to play. Our aim is to produce interesting and delicious beers of the highest quality that make it really hard for you to decide which to have next.

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 132 S Fuquay Ave, Fuquay-Varina NC 27526
  • Cross Street: Raleigh St
  • Cuisine: American | Contemporary | Hamburger | Sunday Brunch |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Brewery Restaurant
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Brunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Public Lot | Private Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: (919) 768-7868
  • Features: Full Bar, Sunday Brunch, Live Entertainment, Outdoor Seating, Private Room, Takeout Available, Wheelchair Access, Lounge / Bar, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Business Dining, Dog Friendly, Date Night,

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Vicious Fishes Taproom & Kitchen - Vicious Fishes Taproom & Kitchen

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Lunch - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Dinner - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday
Dinner - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday
Dinner - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Thursday
Dinner - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday
Dinner - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Saturday
Dinner - Restaurant 10 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Sunday
Dinner - Restaurant 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
Yes we do. Our outdoor patio has 14 tables currently. Please note on your reservation if you want outdoor seating.
Due to COVID restrictions, we are not allow to seat more than 10 people at any given table. Groups more than 10 will need to be accommodated at separate tables, socially distanced apart. Large groups need to call us for accommodation. You can reach us at 919-762-7876.
We follow all official guidance during the COVID-19 outbreak. We require masks upon entry; we will provide masks at each entry, if you need one. No more than 10 people may be seated at any one table; parties more than 10 will be split between adjacent tables. Our table are positioned 6 feet apart, and all of our employees wear masks. We thoroughly sanitize each area after guests leave before seating the next party.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.57 out of 5 stars based on 640 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 24, 2020
Terry D.
We were happy with the service we received at the bar...Jenn was amazing

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 27, 2020
Linda B.
Thank you so much! Our food was delicious!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 5/10
Mar 02, 2021
Stacey G.
Food is good, great service but what’s with all the taxes? Someone at our table ordered water and was still charged a beverage tax. The noise level in the back dining room is crazy loud. As a table of 6 we could only hear the person next to or across from us. Maybe some acoustic foam would help.

Overall: 6/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 2/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Sep 21, 2020
Ginny M.
Our server was fast food caliber - with an attitude, but fortunstely another (2nd-day on the job) server stepped up saved the day!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Mar 28, 2021
David B.
Great atmosphere. Good food. We will be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 24, 2020
Erika T.
Went for brunch and the food was so good! Loved their bloody Mary’s and biscuits and gravy. They also have one of the best French onion soups

Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 31, 2021
Carolee B.
The service on our visit was concerning. My husbands food was delivered to another table where it sat for a few minutes (we are unsure if the other patron touched it but it was definitely in “breathing in” range. While the rest of us had our meals, the server came over and asked if my husband had ordered the Reuben. Answer was yes so she went to the other table, picked up the plate that had been there for a few minutes, and placed it in front of my husband. Of course at that point he refused it but it should be standard protocol that one does not put a plate down in front of one patron then later, realizing mistake, give it to another. ESPECIALLY during COVID. There were other minor misses by our server but it was a packed restaurant so we chocked it up to being overworked. The food was fantastic; the outdoor patio is lovely. Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 13, 2020
Scott W.
Thought it was expensive for a couple of sandwiches, not a ton of fish on my and chips

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 16, 2020
Beverley H.
Everything was perfect!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 05, 2020
Gloria M.
I enjoyed how friendly everyone was and the food was amazing!Amanda was the best!

Overall: 4/10
Food: 2/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 1/10
Mar 19, 2021
Thomas B.
This isn’t our first time at Vicious Fishes and we usually enjoy it. The food was horrible this time, the fish tacos were bland and inconsistent. The “filet” was almost well done when ordered medium rare and it looked like it was pre cooked.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 22, 2020
Kris A.
Our waiter was Fernando. He was one of the best waiters we have had in a long time, very attentive and polite. This was the first time we had been in the restaurant. It is a little loud for having conversations, but I think the high ceilings play a part in that. Food was great, loved my guava iPa. My only complaint was the 2.00 charge for the extra bread for the southern appetizer. 17.00 was a little high for that appetizer. With the amount of fun stuff in the app, add some more bread to go with it. Or maybe an additional type of bread if that is a price point issue. Overall would go back again. Nice job, Kris Anderson

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 09, 2020
Tim S.
Much better since they changed their menu. Will go back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 8/10
Jun 02, 2020
Shane M.
The outside seating was excellent! Fast service and everything was very clean.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 15, 2020
Darla B.
We really enjoyed our evening out here. The food was good. Loved the themed drinks. They did a great job with social distancing.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 9/10
Feb 09, 2021
Amy Y.
We are regular visitors at Vicious Fishes in Apex and decided to give the Fuquay location a try for dinner. The food and service were both very good! However, it was disappointing to see a lack of care for social distancing measures. People were sitting shoulder to shoulder at the bar! There was no spacing or blocking of tables whatsoever, which is the norm at most other places I have visited recently. I was glad we sat in the more spacious back room. The front area was packed with people and felt unsafe.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 19, 2020
Erin S.
The food was delicious and our server, Caitlin, was sweet to my son.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 14, 2021
Tina C.
Amazing food and atmosphere!!! We will definitely be back!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 28, 2020
Janet M.
Onions on my salad were very large. Arranged pretty but large onion is not pleasant to bite into. They were open to adding a table to allow more space with our group of 8. Shrimp bisque delicious!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 24, 2021
CB R.
Super friendly and nice waitress. Wish I remembered her name. Great food, only a little over what I thought was a good price for the serving. Will be back for the covered tables with views of TVs for watching sports.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 28, 2020
George L.
Vicious Fishes has always been a great experience. Whether it is a Sunday brunch, weekend lunch break or casual evening out, the food is great, the atmosphere pleasant and the staff very accommodating. One of my favorite restaurants in the Quay...

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 25, 2020
Jason P.
Highly recommended. The staff were friendly and attentive. The food was amazing and the beer was even better.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 29, 2020
Dominic S.
This is an amazing restaurant. Love the food and the atmosphere.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 04, 2020
Lou C.
Ate on the patio - very pleasant experience. Will definitely go back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 09, 2020
Vijay S.
Vicious fishes was amazing. Great beer options and a cool looking food menu! I will definitely be returning.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 4/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 6/10
Sep 08, 2020
Joel M.
After several visits, the food is much improved, compliments to the team for driving improvement back of house. Service was slow, looked like they may have been understaffed. Keep up the good work.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 13, 2021
Sue T.
I had the best Cobb Salad I have ever tasted! I also felt safe with a large distance between diners.

Overall: 6/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 4/10
Value: 6/10
Oct 20, 2020
Linda P.
Although the food was good, I will now purchase it through the take out. It was way too noisy in the restaurant and I would have liked that everyone took better care during this COVID-19 time. I saw someone cleaning a table but not cleaning the chairs; two people rolling silverware into napkins and not wearing gloves. Although these might be over the top suggestions, it would show better respect for their patrons. Thank you.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 29, 2020
Julie S.
The only complaint was that there was a group meeting of about 15 people in the back room and that's where they sat us. We weren't given a choice of perhaps sitting outdoors. We were a group of six with visitors from out of town so it really wasn't the best ambiance but the food was good.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 08, 2020
Stephen F.
Been wanting to try this place for awhile. Outdoor seating is really nice. Waitstaff really good. I had the fish tacos which were really good. Could have had a bit more rich in them but they were done well. My wife had French dip burger and it was actually cooked perfectly which is not common for burgers that we have observed. Overall was very nice and we will be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 28, 2020
Timothy M.
Food was delicious - service was excellent!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 16, 2021
Jon C.
Great place and great food!

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 28, 2020
Megan V.
Everyone was very nice. The food was amazing. They followed the COVID-19 guidelines well.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 17, 2020
Lois R.
Food was delicious! Service was excellent Will be back!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 14, 2021
Russell G.
My date and I both got the special, which was the Filet Mignon Oscar. The steak, potatoes, and asparagus were cooked very well, but the crab that covered the steak was not enjoyed by either me, or my date. Everything else was excellent, especially the service.

Overall: 5/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 4/10
Sep 29, 2020
Michelle C.
We ate fish tacos, which were marginal. The fish was good, but the rest was not memorable. Wouldn't order it again. Inattentive waitress.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 14, 2020
Ashley N.
Always a great experience and service is wonderful. Also the food never lets us down as well as the variety of beer on tap. Thank you for remaining a great business!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 22, 2020
Ryan S.
The food was fairly standard fare; nothing special, but it all tasted good as delivered. The portion sizes were nice, too. The beers were all good, and the house NE IPA was above average. Will visit again just to get another glass of that!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 31, 2021
Mary S.
Lovely brunch thank you very much love it

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 29, 2020
Cathy W.
Always good food and service.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 12, 2020
Michelle R.
I really liked this restaurant. We don't drink so I cannot comment on their beers but the food was excellent, better than "bar food" and the quality and service were exceptional.

Overall: 1/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Dec 01, 2020
Terry G.
Overall, the menu is varied and creative, service was good and the beer selections were great. We liked that they offered sample flights so we could try several beers before ordering. We were disappointed that although there was a large outdoor, covid safe patio, there were no heaters and it was a chilly evening. They moved us to a semi-outdoor table in a room with only a couple ofnother parties next to garage style doors that were half-up - warmer and still safe. Halfway through dinner, they sat another group directly behind us (even though there were numerous empty tables further away) and closed the windows, making it completely unsafe covid-wise. It is apparent they really do not take pandemic safety seriously. We may go back after Covid, but there are so many other venues with good food and drinks that are very intentional about ensuring customer safety and comfort.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 12, 2021
Rick M.
It was our 1st time being there and it was everything I had hoped for if not more. Brunch menu had great options and thankful there's a restaurant close by..

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 15, 2021
Kyle O.
Been for Dinner and Brunch, both excellent. Best place in FV

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 14, 2020
Sharon G.
We enjoyed the selection of food. I would have liked to see more seafood options offered though. My suggestion would be to add more fish or seafood dishes to your lunch menu.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 5/10
Apr 14, 2021
Deanne J.
To loud inside. The echo is horrible!! Couldn’t even hear our family talk to each other. Needs a larger menu choices for food

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 30, 2020
Christopher L.
Very enjoyable meal. Staff was attentive. We will come back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 05, 2020
Patricia L.
Love the place. We used to go here when it was pre-owned. Love the building, plenty of room for social distancing. We sat in the huge room in the back. Service was good. Food was good. Prices were reasonable.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 18, 2020
Cyndi T.
A bit pricey but the food was great. Great service.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 08, 2020
Elizabeth C.
We loved Vicious Fishes. I highly recommend it to anyone. They have lots of space for large groups as well as a cute outdoor patio. The food was all delicious!